Fabric choice is everything in how these feel and look. The pattern was designed for a stretch woven with 20% stretch. Some knits like scuba, heavy supplex, or some French terry have less stretch and also work great for this pattern. I used three different fabric types for the shorts I made in testing: knit, stretch twill, and stretch chiffon.
First up, stretch chiffon:
Next, stretch twill:
These may be some of my favorite shorts because it felt like the fabric was made for this pattern! I was able to make the bias tape out of the same fabric without it being bulky, and it was pretty easy to work with. I made the waist band out of cotton lycra.
I had enough fabric left over to make my oldest daughter a pair too. She is only 8 but she fits great in the size zero of these shorts. She is pretty excited about her shorts and will be wearing them to play tennis.
Thanks for reading my blog. Hope you enjoyed all the photos of these awesome shorts. Grab your Moxi Shorts pattern while it is on sale for 24 hours only. The pattern has an included brief. Compression shorts are also available as an add on to the pattern.
Stretch Chiffon is Nicole Miller for Joann and can be found here.
Stretch Twill with Orange Bias was also from Joann and can be found here.
Plum athletic knit was from Made Whimsy and can be found here.
Scuba was from Joann and can be found here.
Also, Zenith and Quasar Fabric is having a sale to celebrate the Moxi release. Use code "MOXI" for 20% off any order (excluding anything in the "New" section). The code at Zenith and Quasar is valid through the end of the day Tuesday. Their heavy supplex would work great for the body of the shorts and their regular supplex is nice and stretchy for the waistband. I used their brushed nylon spandex on one of the stretch chiffon pairs I made.
Photo Credit: My wonderful friend, Aimee Wilson of Capture, Craft, and Cook
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